The Secret Handbook 4 Teens

A Lived Lived Deeply Can Equal Deep Scars. R U Ready 2 Go Deep?

scarred heart by delphine devos

It’s a shallow life that doesn’t give a person a few scars. – Garrison Keillor

Being a teenager is filled with a lot of ups and downs. You have really really good days and really really bad days. Hopefully, by the time you get to adulthood, you have a manageable mix of both (though some days it will feel like you’re still in high school. I might as well be honest with you. This site is all about learning after all.) The thing is, while the highs and lows might seem extreme, it’s how you know you’re really living.

Falling in love is great but breaking up feels like someone is ripping out your intestines.

Making new friends is wonderful and losing them really hurts. Bad.

Achieving a goal feels amazing but failing is like falling down. On your butt. Hard.

You could just live safely and avoid all of this right? You could stick to comfortable situations. You could find a few friends and not look for new ones. You could close yourself off from love because it’s too risky.

I don’t know about you but that sounds pretty boring doesn’t it?

When I look back and think about the really painful experiences in my life I realize that I learned the most from the painful ones. In fact, and while I can’t believe I’m actually going to say this, I would live through them again. They’ve made me who I am. They taught me to go deep. To live big. To take chances. To love deeply. To learn. To grow. To truly experience life. To be my true self. To be Me.

My advice to you is to go deep. Don’t be afraid of what might happen. Don’t worry about the falls, the scrapes, the bumps or the bruises. Yes those things will leave scars but those scars are the sign of a life lived deeply.

Are you ready to go deep?

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